News from EDS

Theology Without Words: Deaf People, God, and the Church

By Richard Mahaffy

Last fall, I did an independent study course with Br. David Vryhof, SSJE, on Deaf theology. I wrote a paper for the course entitled, Theology Without Words: Deaf People, God, and the Church. We explored some of the basic tenets of Christian theology from a Deaf perspective.

The Rev. Mary Wetzel ’06 to Receive Suzanne Hiatt Award at 2015 Alumni/ae Days

By Sam Humphrey

­Church is a little different for EDS alumna the Rev. Mary Wetzel (MDiv ’06), vicar of the Church of the Common Ground in Atlanta. Her parish has no wooden pews, stained glass windows, or even four walls and a foundation. Their “church bell” is a gong. Wetzel and her parishioners congregate for service in Woodruff Park, in the city’s downtown area.

Field Ed Profiles: Katie Holicky ’16

Katie Holicky

Katie Holicky ’16 talks about her experiences with the New England Church of South India.

What did you do for your Field Education unit?

This year I am doing my Field Education unit at the New England Church of South India. This is a small community that travels from all over New England to meet once a month in rented space. One of my biggest draws to working in this community was being able to work in a space that would expand my own knowledge and cultural literacy.

The Rev. Francis Fornaro ’96 Named Interim President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School

Frank Fornaro image

Cambridge, MA (March 23, 2015)-- The Rev. Francis Fornaro ’96 has been named Interim President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS). The announcement was made during Monday’s community Eucharist in St. John’s Memorial Chapel by EDS Trustee the Rev. Warren Radtke.

EDS Board of Trustees Chair's Statment on the Appointment of Interim President and Dean

The following is the letter by Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) Board of Trustees Chair the Very Rev. James Kowalski announcing the appointment of the Rev. Francis Fornaro as Interim President and Dean of EDS. 

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni/ae,

Alumna Leads Parishioners to 50th Anniversary March on Selma

Milly Morrow and GroupBy Sam Humphrey, Staff Writer

EDS alumna Milly Morrow (MDiv ’10) is always searching for opportunities to develop her young parishioners as Christians. When the chance came to take them to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of the civil rights movement, she knew she could not pass it up.

Episcopal Divinity School Announces New Scholarship Initiative

Cambridge, MA (February 18, 2015)—Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) has announced that it will offer twenty additional student scholarships in the 2015–16 academic year. Of the twenty scholarships, ten will be full tuition scholarships for master’s degree candidates, five of which will be awarded to students of color. The remaining scholarships will be first year scholarships with a school commitment to meet all financial need through financial aid in subsequent years.

Professor Kwok Pui Lan to Receive 2015 Gutenberg Research Award

Kwok Pui Lan

Dr. Kwok Pui Lan, William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at Episcopal Divinity School, was announced as one of two recipients of the Gutenberg Research Award for 2015. The Gutenberg Research College of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) of Mainz, Germany, awards the Gutenberg Research Award annually. This year, the Faculty of Protestant Theology at JGU nominated Dr.

Daniels Fellowship Recipient Reflects on His Work and Ministry

Craig Mousin

By Sam Humphrey, Staff Writer

From practicing law to ministry to advocating for immigrants and refugees, Rev. Craig Mousin’s career has taken many turns. When Mousin (pictured left) received the Jonathan Daniels Fellowship to establish the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center, he was able to combine all three talents to work for justice in the immigration system.

Board of Trustees Statement on the Transition of The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale

The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale has served this community as President and Dean, of the Episcopal Divinity School for over five years. She has informed us that she will not be seeking a renewal of her contract and she wishes to explore new challenges and step down as President and Dean.